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Social Gallery Lite

Social Gallery is the Ultimate Social Lightbox Plugin for WordPress. This is the Lite Version.

The Ultimate Social Lightbox Plugin for WordPress

That's right – you can now get a Lite version of the best-selling Social Gallery for Free!
It’s not quite as feature packed as Social Gallery Pro but it’s still kick ass. If you are looking to test out Social Gallery or your on a small (or zero) budget you can get a copy here, just click the red "Download Version 2.3” button above.

Epicplugins has acquired the Social Gallery suite of plugins and is driving forward the development. We have some Epic New Themes available Check them out

If you have any issues with the plugin please visit the support website Social Gallery Pro

Social Gallery Pro has been released with a load of new features

Along with our usual powerful

Killer features of Social Gallery Lite

  • The Ultimate Social Lightbox
  • Facebook-style image viewing
  • Super Easy Install Wizard
  • Works with posts, pages, widgets and theme’s
  • Facebook Likes for blog images
  • Facebook Comments for blog images
  • Light weight Javascript
  • Multiple browser’s supported
  • IE 7+, IE10, Safari 3+, iOS Safari, Chrome 3+, Firefox 3+, Opera 10+
  • 5 Preset Compatibility "Modes"
  • It's Free!

55,000+ Blogs running Social Gallery!

  • Over 53,000 downloads of Social Gallery Lite
  • Over 3,900 copies sold of Social Gallery Pro
  • Thanks to all of you awesome users!
  • Please do rate the plugin :)

Social Gallery is the original Social Lightbox for WordPress. In this Lite version you get a usable Social Lightbox which is the product of many hours development - v2.0 represents hundreds of tweaks, fixes and improvements, handfuls of new features have been added to the premium v2.0 and this has made for a better "Lite" version too. While this version doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the pro version it is still very usable! You don't ever have to upgrade, but you can any time you want here and you can see the benefits here.

With Social Gallery your blog images are social, your visitors can use a familiar "facebook style" lightbox to view, like, comment & share your images. Social Gallery gets your blog more traffic and more engagement as well as offering a fantastic clean & poweful lightbox to boot.

Customer Reviews (from Social Gallery Pro)

I’m very happy with the plugin. I think its genius

Heather Wood, Ravenous Raven Design

It worked perfectly! It’s amazing plugin! Congratulations!

João Paulo Pereira

That plugin is so f***ing goooood:-)


Already voted 5 stars man, love this plugin!

Marco La Ferla

Best Gallery Share Plugin around!

Arnold Dirst

Read many more customer reviews

NextGen and Justified Image Grid Compatible?

Note: While out-of-the-box compatibility for NextGen Gallery & Justified Image Grid plugin is not included with Social Gallery Lite it is possible to integrate Social Gallery Lite with these gallery plugins. There is guides here and here but these are for the pro version. To use Social Gallery Lite & NextGen/Justified Image Grid you will need to use the "Specific CSS Selector" setting and write your own CSS selector (there's a brief guide here.)

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Upgrading to Social Gallery Pro

It's quick and painless to get Social Gallery Pro (if you want to upgrade from Lite.) Simply Get Social Gallery on CodeCanyon and install your new plugin! You can then choose from many more settings & features and enjoy the benefits of the premium version such as more compatibility options, adsense integration, CSS3 animations and much more.

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You can follow us if you'd like regular updates or news of cool new additions! Social Gallery is on facebook and twitter!

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Installing Social Gallery Lite in 5 steps

It’s very quick and easy to install the Social Gallery Wordpress Plugin, simply follow these 5 steps:

  1. Unzip your download and put the “socialGalleryLite” folder somewhere memorable

  2. Upload the “socialGalleryLite” folder into your Wordpress plugins folder

  3. Once fully uploaded you will see the Social Gallery Lite plugin on your plugin’s screen, click “Activate” under its title.

  4. After activating Social Gallery a new menu item will be added to your side bar. Clicking “Social Gallery” from your side bar will let you configure the plugin.

  5. That's it. Now you can follow the wizard then you're ready to go!

Installation Problems

If you have any problems installing our plugin please do read this great guide from Wordpress or alternatively read our Quick Start Guide.


Please note that Social Gallery Lite is provided without any guaranteed support - For support please purchase the full version and then you can join the members-only support forum.

Version 2.3.1

  • WordPress 4.2 tested

Version 2.2

  • Adds additional branding
  • Minor bug fixes and tweaks
  • Tweaks logo sizes

Version 2.1

  • Fixes FB Admin saving issue
  • Tweaks logo sizes

Version 2.0

  • Original Social Gallery Lite Release

Here are our frequently asked questions for the Social Gallery Plugin. View full FAQ Page.

Does Social Gallery work with the NextGen Gallery plugin?

Yes. See this post for how to make it work (you have to change one NextGen option.) In fact from V1.4 NextGen compatibility is natively integrated into Social Gallery!*

See Social Gallery & NextGen Gallery In action
*Note: Social Gallery Lite does not have built-in compatibility for NextGen Galleries, though it can work with NextGen. Upgrade now for built-in compatibility.

Does Social Gallery work with the Justified Image Grid plugin?

Yes. From V1.4 Justified Image Grid plugin compatibility is natively integrated into Social Gallery! Guide to using Social Gallery with Justified Image Grid Plugin*

See Social Gallery & Justified Image Grid (JIG) In action
*Note: Social Gallery Lite does not have built-in compatibility for Justified Image Grid plugin, though it can work with JIG. Upgrade now for built-in compatibility.

Does Social Gallery work with the In-Post WordPress Galleries?

Yes. Provided you make sure your galleries are set to point image links towards “Image Files” and not “attachment pages” Social Gallery works well with the default in-post WordPress Galleries.

See Social Gallery & WordPress Gallery In action

Version 2.3.2

Requires WordPress version: 3.1 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 09 Dec 2016

Date Added: 01 Jan 1970

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